Category: Western Victoria Region

$2m Funding Boost To Transform Longerenong College

The next generation of farmers and rural workers in western Victoria will soon have access to upgraded learning and students facilities thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney today visited Longerenong Agricultural College, located near Horsham, to announce a $2 million funding boost that will ensure that […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Skills and Training, Western Victoria Region

Wimmera Gets Extra Mental Health Outreach Support

More Victorians in the Wimmera Southern Mallee will get the mental health support they need closer to home, family and friends, with a funding boost from the Victorian Government. Minister for Mental Health Marin Foley today announced an additional $300,000 for the Rural Outreach Program, which helps people struggling with psychological distress get access to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health, Western Victoria Region

Interim Protection Order For Mount Arapiles Site

An interim protection declaration has been made for an Aboriginal site in Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park in the state’s north-west, following the discovery of culturally significant rock art. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams announced the declaration today, which will ensure the area is adequately protected while Traditional Owners and land managers consider longer-term protection […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Western Victoria Region

New Victoria Legal Aid Office For Central Victoria

Victorians in the Central Highlands will now have improved access to justice after the Andrews Labor Government unveiled a new Victoria Legal Aid office to service the region. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy officially opened the new open-plan office at a virtual ceremony, which is located in Market Street in Ballarat. The office will initially support 22 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release, Western Victoria Region

New Midland Highway Technology To Warn Of Black Ice

A newly installed black ice detection and warning system will help to keep drivers safe on the Midland Highway near Ballarat in time for winter thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The new system is part of a major safety upgrade on the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Creswick. Installed near the intersection of the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Western Victoria Region

Helping Keep Jobs In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government has worked with unions, Alstom and Bombardier to secure a jobs transfer between two major manufacturers, retaining highly skilled train builders in Ballarat. The majority of Alstom’s permanent manufacturing staff will be redeployed to work on the VLocity train maintenance program at Bombardier’s Ballarat factory while work continues on the X’Trapolis […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Western Victoria Region

Digital Gains For Grains And Ag Students At Longerenong

Longerenong College near Horsham is ploughing ahead with providing agricultural students access to the latest in agriculture technology, backed by the Victorian Government. New machinery and other equipment including a new airseeder, self-propelled boomspray, variable rate fertiliser spreader and remote sensing equipment has arrived in time for planting this year’s cereal, pulse and oilseed crops. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Western Victoria Region

Designs For Miners Rest Primary School Published

Plans for the Miners Rest Primary School took a big step forward today with the release of designs for the school’s expansion. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today released architectural designs for an upgrade and expansion of the school. The new designs include a new competition grade gymnasium […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Victoria Region

Early Childhood Free TAFE Courses Get Underway In Colac

More learners across Colac are set to gain a rewarding career in early childhood education, ensuring our youngest Victorians get the best start in life. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney today visited South West TAFE’s Colac campus to officially launch the start of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Skills and Training, Western Victoria Region

New Innovation Space Open At South West TAFE

Entrepreneurs and students in Warrnambool now have access to a new tech-enabled, collaborative working space at South West TAFE thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney today opened The Hive Entrepreneurial Incubator Space — a new co-working space on South West TAFE’s Warrnambool campus […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Skills and Training, Western Victoria Region